Fix 'Song Not Encoded Properly' Error Sonos PLAY:3
One error you can run into with your Sonos system is "Song Not Encoded Properly".
While this tends to be a problem with the media itself, there are a few things you can check to get your music playing again quickly.
1 Supported Audio Formats
Sometimes, problems playing files can come from a file encoded in a way the Sonos speaker system does not understand.
Supported Media Formats
Local Media Library
|File Format||Maximum Bitrate||Maximum Audio Sample Rate|
|WMA - Windows Media Audio||355kbps||48000 Hz, 16 bit|
|MP3 - MPEG Audio Layer III||320kbps|
|AAC - Advanced Audio Coding|
|OGG - Ogg Vorbis|
|FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec||1411kbps|
|ALAC - Apple Lossless Audio Codec|
|AIFF - Audio Interchange File Format|
|WAV - Waveform Audio File Format|
There are some special considerations when you're streaming audio to your speaker.
- Only supports DRM-Free AAC, and MP3 formats for streaming
- AAC files can only be as high as 44100 Hz, not 48000 Hz
- Does not support streaming WMA, AIFF, or ALAC
- Internet Radio
- Only supports MP3, AAC, and WMA formats